State Fair Overview:

State Fair (1962) was a Musical Film directed by Jos? Ferrer and produced by Charles Brackett.

Academy Awards 1945 --- Ceremony Number 18 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best WritingPaul Green, Sonya LevienNominated
Best Music - ScoringAlfred Newman, Charles HendersonNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein IIWon
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‘It Might As Well Be Spring’ from State Fair (1945)

By Carol Martinheira on Jan 13, 2024 From The Old Hollywood Garden

‘It Might As Well Be Spring’ from State Fair (1945) On January 13, 2024 By CarolIn Uncategorized Image from en.kinorium.com 2024 is here! And it’s cold. Cold, very bitterly cold. January – March is just torture where I live, so naturally, I ke... Read full article


Love, Hogs, and Mincemeat at the State Fair!

By Rick29 on May 10, 2021 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Ann-Margret and Pat Boone.This bright 1962 remake of the Rodgers-Hammerstein musical State Fair (1945) was clearly intended to attract the young adult audience. Top-billed Pat Boone had scored a #1 hit song with "Moody River" the previous year. Co-star Bobby Darin was still churning out hit singles ... Read full article


Musical Monday: State Fair (1945)

on Nov 19, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: “State Fair” (19... Read full article


State Fair ( 1962 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on May 19, 2018 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Often when a film becomes a smashing box office success, the production studio that made it believes they can replicate its ticket sales with the next generation, and so, every 15-20 years the same titles crop up with new casts and slightly modified scripts. State Fair is one such film. The 1932 no... Read full article


State Fair (1945)

on May 30, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

Today’s movie is a lively musical about a middle-American family and how they grow into full-fledged adults under the bright lights of a fair. ?If you’re expecting another review of Meet Me in St. Louis, you’ve come to the wrong place. ?Yep, the plot of Rodgers and Hammerstein̵... Read full article


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In 1960, comic Dick Shawn was announced for the role eventually played by Bobby Darin.
This was Ann-Margret's very first feature film; it was shot before Pocketful of Miracles. The latter is now considered her first film because it was released before State Fair.
One of the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II songs from the 1945 movie score could not be used in this picture - "All I Owe Ioway," since, of course, the state fair had been transplanted from Iowa to Texas. In the 1962 film, Richard Rodgers provided both music and lyrics for an equivalent number, "The Little Things in Texas," sung by Alice Faye, Tom Ewell and a children's chorus.
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